Out of us over! The iLLBiLLY HiTECs give up. What a pity. The world needs good reggae bands who are keen to experiment and play, who don't care about narrow genre boundaries and orthodox style theory, bands who succeed in sharing the energy of 90ies dancehall Dub and electronics that really get going and produce real party music - without switching off claim and intelligence. In short: iLLBiLLY HiTEC is disbanding and has earned an official obituary in the form of a best-of album - and that is exactly what gives them "King Size Dub Special: iLLBiLLY HiTEC (Overdubbed by Dub Pistols)“Our favorite Hamburg label Echo Beach. Since there are only three real albums of the iLLBiLLYs, the King Size represents Dub Spechial edition with no less than 21 tracks represents a considerable part of the total oeuvre of the German band. There are also a number of instrumental and DubVersions, which makes the whole thing interesting for us too. I have to admit, the first time I listened to it, I was a bit stressed by the album's overwhelming energy, but the longer it ran, the more I liked it. In the past few weeks, I've always clicked it when I needed a good mood boost. What can I say: it worked every time. Catchy melodies, smart arrangements, clever sampling, powerful up-tempo beats and the ingenious dramaturgy of the sampler cannot fail. I also love the good old jungle beats that are interspersed here as an intermediate sprint. And the three Dubmatix mixes are terrific again anyway. Oh yes, almost forgot: all the tracks were from the Londoners Dub Pistols overdubbed. I have Original and Overdubb not compared with the magnifying glass, but I can't help but get the impression that the pistols fired with a rather small caliber.